Two Nudes, Two Drawings, Two Outcomes

Nudes and Portraits 001 Nudes and Portraits 003

These two drawing are of the same subject in reverse.  You may think the top drawing is the best one but it is not.  The second drawing was done in a state of purposelessness and came from my heart.  Painting/drawing is not just for the sake of making pictures rather it ideally comes out of the unconscious. This is where the ultimate reality lies.

Why is the lower Zen drawing the better one you ask?  It is because at first glance, the image is unrecognizable.  Success! I have exploited the time between your first sight and your recognition of a human form.

I have also captured your attention for a short time.  Success!  I have confused you – this is the hallmark of a good drawing or painting.


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